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Marlins at Diamondbacks: Game 62 Thread

Marlins face Diamondbacks at 10:10 ET for Game 2

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins' second game against the Arizona Diamondbacks features two pitchers at opposite ends of the spectrum. With a 1.78 ERA and 78 strikeouts over his last eight outings, all wins, Jose Fernandez is one of the hottest pitchers in the Major Leagues. He is currently tied with Marlins left-hander Chris Hammond for most consecutive wins, but can break this franchise record with a win tonight at Chase Field.

At the other end of the spectrum is Zack Godley, recently recalled from Triple-A Reno. He will make his first Major League start of the season tonight for the Diamondbacks, having never let his ERA slip above 3.83 during stints with Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno.

Pitching Matchup:

Team Starter ERA FIP 2016 ZIPS Projected ERA
AZ Zack Godley 0.00 0.00 0.00
MIA Jose Fernandez 2.29 1.96 2.64

Today's Lineups

Derek Dietrich - 2B Jean Segura - 2B
Martin Prado - 3B Jake Lamb - 3B
Christian Yelich - LF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B
Marcell Ozuna - CF David Peralta - RF
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Rickie Weeks - LF
Justin Bour - 1B Chris Herrmann - C
J.T. Realmuto - C Nick Ahmed - SS
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Zack Godley - RHP
Jose Fernandez - RHP Michael Bourn - CF

Despite continuing to struggle, Giancarlo Stanton is still in there at the five spot. Listing his batting average here is not necessary.

What to Watch For:

Although Ichiro Suzuki is not starting, and Don Mattingly has expressed interest in giving him some breaks, don't be surprised if he still sees a couple at-bats. Batting .330, he needs only 27 hits to reach 3,000.

Bold Prediction: Jose wins his ninth straight game, Fish top Diamondbacks 5-1.